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by Marina Danilova

Subject

Unexplained, unresolved and controversial disorders with complex manifestation of

chronic physical and mental-emotional symptoms

Rationale

Increasing number of chronic disorders with inflammatory and autoimmune

implications induce moderate to severe physical and emotional suffering and can

result in reduced participation in daily activities, yet often remain undiagnosed,

unexplained and unresolved by biomedicine. Pain relievers, sleeping pills and anti-

depressants are normally used to ease the symptoms. Because these are

complicated illnesses, their management requires input from a variety of medical

professionals. Due to its holistic approach and focus on an individual rather than a

disease, Chinese medicine has potential advantages in helping people suffering from

these conditions.

Scope

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or

systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID);

Fibromyalgia (FM);

Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS); or

persistent unexplained symptoms associated with these conditions (at least 4

symptoms for at least 6 months):

• Fatigue

• Problems with memory or concentration

• Sore throat

• Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits

• Unexplained muscle pain

• Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness

• Headache of a new type, pattern or severity

• Sleeping problems

• Unrefreshing sleep

• Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental

exercise

• Depression, anxiety or other unexplained mood changes

Objective

Using principles of Hunyuan medicine (Classical Chinese medicine), modern nutrition

science, and restorative practices as a foundation, develop clinical methods and

strategies to provide measurable benefits to patients with CFS (ME, SEID), FM,

PTLDS or associated symptoms (see Scope).

Last Updated (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 20:38)